Sat 6 Oct 2018

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents the 2018 Piers Festival, a celebration of the Station and Princes Pier’s pivotal role as a historic gateway to our diverse cultures and a symbol of Victoria’s growth and identity today.

This year’s program embraces an ethos of collaboration: highlighting incredible cultural tradition, friendship and artistic expression. This year’s festival will be based at the iconic Station Pier and will host a global feast of activity and entertainment.

Main stage acts include:
• Folk theatre and Balkan Blues band, Saray Iluminado
• The surreal, funny and heartfelt Siblings cabaret show (by Mikelangelo and Anushka)
• and Spanish gypsy meets Afro-Cuban band, Karavana Flamenca, complete with dueling flamenco guitars.

Other program elements throughout the day include:
• The Mechanical Variety Hour: a bizarre roving spectacle of puppet-illusion and performing musical machines
• The Village World Kitchen: live food performance and storytelling stage
• Tina’s Tiny Theatre: puppetry, visual art and interactive theatre appealing to audiences of all ages
• Nostos Ou Topos’ (Return Home to No Place): individual stories of displacement, migration and the internal search for home
• Community craft workshops, tarantella dancing, cultural stalls, delicious food plus much more.

Piers Festival
Saturday 6 October
11.30am to 4pm
Station Pier, Port Melbourne

For more information head to the Multicultural Arts Victoria website here. This is a free event.